Project #1398

Literacy for Moroccan Girls

by Near East Foundation (NEF)

The Near East Foundation is using the income from GlobalGiving to provide literacy classes - along with book bags and school supplies - to 172 women living in the villages of Asseghmou, Ait Alla, Timicha, Tasseguiwalte, Ait Aafan, and Aguerzgua. To accomplish this, NEF has partnered with local professors and facilitators, who are administer courses beginning in January 2008.

NEF's new approaches to teaching, administration, and educational supervision will be applied throughout the south of Morocco--in eight provinces where over five million people live.


"I don't really like school. I'd rather be at home where I'm comfortable, but my father says I have to go to school," says 13-year-old Rkia Angmar, a reluctant student at the Tiguerte Niguernane school, a village in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, where NEF (Near East Foundation) is making remarkable progress at educational reform--and other community developments.


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Organization Information

Near East Foundation (NEF)

Location: Syracuse, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Helen Rubeiz
Program Associate
New York, New York Morocco

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